Sunday, 3 July 2011

The Worcester Park Bog?

I feel I should apologise (again) for the lack of posts recently. You see it isn't for want of interesting and exciting things happening in Worcester Park, but purely down to the chronic lack of free time on my part to sit down and put fingers to keyboard.

In fact to remedy this problem I am seriously considering putting Internet access into the 'smallest room' in the house so I can put those otherwise idle sedantary moments to better use.

Quite whether my readers can stomach the musings from 'The Worcester Park Bog' is an altogether different matter.

Having reassured you that I am sat on the sofa in one of the larger rooms of the house as I type this, I turn to what has been going on in Worcester Park in recent days.

The former CAZBAR premises opened its doors on Friday night as 'Centrals Bar' - as I wandered past it the bouncers were bouncing outside the door and the drinkers drinkning inside but I didn't get the chance to venture in, so if you have tried out Worcester Park's newest venue then be sure to add your thoughts on it using the comments form below.

Meanwhile, it's slightly old news now but we have yet another hairdressers in our midst - the latest has opened in the old 'Flower Parade' premises at the top of Central Road (near More Than Lofts).

I have lost track of the number of hair cutting emporia that we now have in Worcester Park and don't have the time to count them all up.

If somebody could do the maths and let me know that would be greatly appreciated. Must go now - I need the toilet....

17 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

Anonymous said...

Sadly i suspect Centrals will be another venue purely for men and an older generation of socialites from Worcester Park. Less grubby workmen would be nice too. Maybe Centrals will prove me wrong. And current hairdresser count is at least 11...it seems there are a lot of non-socalising worcester park residents out there to service!!

Biffy said...

Uh Oh Bouncers just means another grubby dive, to lower the tone of Worcester Park.

Baldyman said...

You don't need to apologise for lack of blogging! Welcome back.

Isn't there also another hairdressers next to the old Mikes Music shop?

Anonymous said...

I hope the Worcester Park Bog will be flushed with success! ; )

Anonymous said...

I walked past Centrals yesterday, and considering they have just done a refurb it looked like some tacky dive in a back street in where I don't know really, horrobile horrible decor and certainly not a vibe to entice people in. I wonder who advised them to go to cheap leather characterless look?

Anonymous said...

I appreciate that everyone has their own ideas and veiws on what we have done and what we are trying to acheive at Centrals. But rest assured alot of hard work has gone on behind the scenes to get to our open evening. As stated before we have been open and honest with everyone concerned regarding what we want to acheive. Please come down and share a drink with us and you can discuss any concerns with us face to face. We are also entering into the Best Bar None. This is a set of standards we have to acheive set out by the police and the council to provide a safe place for all concerned. Look forward to seeing down at Centrals. Steve & Sarah.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but no matter what you are doing re making your bar a safe place, it just isn't an attractive looking and inviting place to want to go into - the decor is truly horrible I'm afraid - it is just characterless and to be honest the way it looks as it is downmarket will attract the same crowd as the Cazbar did I suspect

BenjyP said...

Nice to see you are willing to provide "candid" feedback anonymously that is entirely subjective, Sort it out! Give it a try when there are some patrons in there, I will be before I post opinions on here.

Dan said...

What i'm worried about is late night noise as we already can hear it from Midas Touch. A neighbour did take up the issue with the owner and it isn't as loud but we still heard thumping music coming from there last Saturday while trying to sleep. I'm just worried that now that Centrals also has a late licence we local residents (and there are many)are going to have even more noise! I suppose we will have to go through all the motions of reporting it the licencing people if these venues don't start taking notice.

Hopefully they will both close down and be turned into......Hairdressers, at least they don't open at night!

Dan

Ian Morris said...

I had a little count up of our hairdresers and I'm fairly confident that the new one is number 13 (starting at the one down by the station and ending with the one on cheam common road opposite the church). Now I'm not saying the people of Worcester Park are vain but 13 hairdressers, 2 nail bars, 2 spa's and a bronzing studio in one high street might give outsiders the wrong impression.

BaldyMan said...

With approximately 11,000 residents of Worcester Park that's 846ish clients per hairdressers.

Good business model.

foxy said...

I went into Centrals today excellent coffee/hot chocolate.The seats are very plush.

Anonymous said...

I know we have loads of hairdressers on the hight street but the new barbers that has opened recently opposite the sainsburys really impressed me. I went there today and he seemed like a really decent guy who is just trying to make a living. And I would much rather have him there than another boarded up shop. I normally have my hair done in the city for over 20 quid and he charges 8 quid and to be honest gave me a much better haircut that I have ever had in the city. He took his time, gave me an eyebrow trim, got rid of the hairs on the ears and was generally very professional. I will def be going to him from now on. Give him a try.

Anonymous said...

You're forgetting the bald ones and babies

Anonymous said...

I have been to Centrals 'Wine Bar' once and won't be returning. After taking some friends out for a few drinks, we were disappointed with the poor knowledge of the wine list and the shocking inability to pour a pint! The decoration looks half-finished, no art-work on the walls, the incredibly short menu was typed out on on a boring, blank A4 page and the toilets weren't exactly spotless. Such a shame really because it has potential to compete with The Midas Touch and co but they are miles off. I haven't seen any advertising for Centrals whatsoever so I don't actually know what they're doing in there. The staff weren't exactly busting a gut in their attempt to serve customers or clear up either! Extremely disappointed.

joker said...

why not give centrals a try before you buy and let steve & sarah get on with running a business as we dont want another coles graveyard in the high st,let them know what we in wp want and perhaps they would adapt to our snooty approach after all they are just like you and me trying to earn a descent living in these crap time s.. hats off to them for giving it a go

joker said...

i have just started blogging on here and might in some circumstances have a lot to say i am not the brightest of bloggers so i don't want all you wannabe journo's correcting me but welcome challenges from like minded poeple

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